Cistanche is a worldwide genus of holoparasitic desert plants in the family Orobanchaceae. They lack chlorophyll and obtain nutrients and water from the host plants whose roots they parasitize. The main sources of cistanche are Cistanche salsa and Cistanche deserticola , although it may also be obtained from Cistanche tubulosa , Cistanche sinensis , and Cistanche ambigua. The drug, known in Chinese as suosuo dayun , is collected in spring before sprouting, by slicing the stems of the plant. Cistanche deserticola has been placed on CITES Appendix 2, a list of endangered species not banned from trade but requiring monitoring. With increased consumption of cistanche, the population of the species has decreased and its area of distribution has shrunk.
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